South Asia Seminar - Dan Slater: Party Cartelization, Indonesian-Style

Dan Slater
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

Party Cartelization, Indonesian-Style

Democratic opposition has not emerged as quickly as expected in Indonesia, because presidents have shared power much more widely than expected. The introduction of direct presidential elections in 2004 has gradually led to a sharpening of the government-opposition divide; but this shift is neither complete nor irreversible. Accountability relations between voters and parties thus remain surprisingly tenuous in Indonesia, more than fifteen years after Suharto’s dictatorship collapsed.

Dates: 
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 4:30pm
Foster 103